Fiction, Poetry and Havering

Posts Tagged: #poem-a-day #poetry month


Posts Tagged ‘#poem-a-day #poetry month’

Friday, April 25th, 2014

For today’s prompt, write a “last straw” poem.     The Last Straw   “I quit!” I spun away from tiny sink corner of back room, hand dripping water, hand dripping blood, grabbed my purse and stomped— blood drops, apron and anger— out through the deli to joblessness.   I should have quit the day […]

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Today is a Tuesday, and you know what that means: Two for Tuesday Prompts! Write one, write the other, and/or write both! Write an optimistic poem. The glass is half full. Write a pessimistic poem. The glass is half empty.       He worries that the roof will leak with every rain, and it will rain […]

Monday, April 21st, 2014

For today’s prompt, write a “back to basics” poem.   Down to Basics   Techniquarks and technicolor— does it get more basic still? Every proof brings new discovery, particles break to smaller parts, mass eventually yields to energy, energy on energy turns to mass.   Water enough and food to eat, someplace to sleep and […]

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

For today’s prompt, write a family poem.     Though my father’s death was not a surprise, At the end, there was still a shock. Among his things, a photo caught our eyes, Though my father’s death was not a surprise. A photo of a sister we did not recognize, Who too did not know […]

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

For today’s prompt, pick a color, make the color the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.      Red and Black   Red is sex, black is death— the best colors for a fast sports car. That’s what you used to tell me, when I used to wear red, when I used […]

Friday, April 18th, 2014

For today’s prompt, write a weather poem.     Odd to find snow fallen overnight— yesterday was sweating under a fan. Sick of the white stuff just a month back, this morning I welcomed it. Cool and clean, crystalline feathers on greening grass.   Gammelor Goodenow     And just for fun, a second weather […]

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

For today’s prompt, write an elegy.     Callimachi Manes et Coi sacra Philetae, in vestrum, quaeso, me sinite ire nemus.   Caliban Dies Alone   Deserted in old age by those who mastered him with torture and disdain, he lies in his strait bed. And remembers.   An island all his own full of […]

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Write a love poem.     Oneiri co.i   I on side, crooked question mark. You behind, echoing shape, untouching. The inches between bubble and sing– our primordial universe.   Gammelor Goodenow  

Monday, April 14th, 2014

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “If I Were (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem.     If I Were Three   I’d climb Mt. Katahdin all the way up, and when we reached top I’d ask, When […]

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

 I was tempted to change my prompt, but decided to hold firm–so nobody is obligated to write a sestina for today’s prompt (but if you want extra credit, both Nester and myself would love to see a few sestinas today. For today’s prompt, write an animal poem. My first attempt at a sestina. Not very good, not at […]


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